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Lead Price
From £1205pp
7 days & 6 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Self drive
Tour Highlights

Highlights of Greece

This self-drive itinerary visits some of the most remarkable cultural attractions on mainland Greece. Begin in Athens and continue to visit the archaeological sites of Epidaurus, Delphi and Olympia before continuing to the Meteora monasteries of Kalambaka, perched on immense monolithic pillars.


DAY 1: Fly to Athens
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Fly to Athens

Fly to Athens and transfer to the Amalia Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. (N)

DAY 2: Epidaurus • Mycenae • Nafplio
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Epidaurus • Mycenae • Nafplio

Collect your hire car (based on group B car rental). Morning drive to the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, which is renowned for its exceptional acoustics, via the Corinth Canal. Continue to Mycenae, the seat of King Agamemnon. Explore the ruined city and its excellent museum. Stay overnight at the Amalia Nafplio (or similar). (B)

DAY 3: Olympia
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Today, depart for Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, through the beautiful scenery of Peloponnese. Visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Stay overnight at the Amalia Hotel (or similar). (B)

DAY 4: Delphi
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Drive through the plains of Ilia and Achaia towards Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Visit the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum, which houses valuable pieces of art such as the renowned bronze statue of a charioteer. Stay for 1 night at the Amalia Hotel (or similar). (B)

DAY 5: Kalambaka
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Drive to Kalambaka, passing through picturesque the villages and towns of central Greece. Visit the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora, perched on huge granite rocks. Each monastery contains priceless historical and religious treasures. Stay overnight at the Amalia Hotel (or similar). (B)

DAY 6: Thermopylae • Athens
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Thermopylae • Athens

Drive to Athens via Thermopylae to view the monument to Leonidas and the bravery of 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae. Stay overnight at the Amalia Hotel (or similar). (B)

DAY 7: Fly home
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Fly home

Morning at leisure. Transfer to Athens airport and return your car hire in time for your flight home. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Tour the ancient city of Mycenae, the seat of King Agamemnon
  • See the breath-taking Byzantine monasteries of Meteora
  • Visit the battlefield at Thermopylae, where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans fought the Persian king Xerxes
Low Season
From £1,205 per person
High Season
From £1,425 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Standard tour
Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 4-star or good 3-star accommodation throughout, or the best alternative elsewhere.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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